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Space for Heritage

 

Eurisy (Acting collectively to bridge space and society) and UNESCO

Strasbourg, France
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Eurisy and UNESCO have a long partnership of acting collectively to bring space technologies to society

Early in 2001 EURISY contacted UNESCO in order to jointly implement the first international workshop on “Space technologies for heritage conservation” which was held in Strasbourg, France in November 2002.

This first joint EURISY-UNESCO event was targeted to a society of archaeologists, and heritage conservationists.

At that point of time the workshop was preceded by a successful training course where a group of international site managers and students learned about space technologies as applied to archeology. This set up the methodology to work jointly between EURISY and UNESCO.

This particular course took all the participants to the World Heritage site of “old city of Strasbourg”.

Beirut, Lebanon
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A second international course and workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO and EURISY for the Arab countries in Beirut, Lebanon on December 2003. This workshop was generously supported by the European Space Agency and the National Council for Scientific research from Lebanon.

This event was targeted to a society of decision makers from Ministries of Culture and Environment, archaeologists, and heritage conservationists

This particular course took all the participants to the World Heritage site of “Baalbek”.

Cordoba, Argentina
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A third international course and workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO and EURISY for the Latin-American countries in Cordoba, Argentina on April 2004.

This workshop was generously supported by the European Space Agency and hosted by the Argentinean Space Agency (CONAE).

This particular course took all the participants to the World Heritage site of “Misiones Jesuitas”.

Campeche, Mexico
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A fourth international workshop and course was jointly organized by UNESCO and EURISY for a world wide audience in Campeche, Mexico on November 2005 December 2003.

This workshop was generously supported by the European Space Agency and hosted by the Government of Campeche.

This particular course took all the participants to the heritage site of “Edzná” and the World Heritage site of “Uxmal”.

This event was targeted to a society of decision makers from Ministries of Culture and Environment, teachers, archaeologists, and heritage conservationists.

For further information about EURISY  

http://www.eurisy.org